Just found this hidden gem by Wade Needham here on LinkedIn How to Handle Safety System Paradoxes As you get promoted it's easier to take control, to control more of your world they said, well, ‘they’ were wrong. The easy answer to a complex or wicked problem is almost always wrong, if not lacking. I had a very ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>


What would happen if safety took over love? Love is perhaps our most important value. Safety is perhaps the most import thing we value. (see We Can Value Safety But Safety Is Not A Value). Despite our efforts, nobody can define, control or measure them – to do so indicates that we don't appreciate or understand ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>


In Phil’s latest article he discusses the paradox of too much safety being harmful. To quote 2 of James Reason’s Safety Paradox’s: “Defences, barriers and safeguards not only protect a system, they can also cause its catastrophic breakdown” and  “Many organisations seek to limit the variability of human action, primarily to minimise error, but it ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>


A sequel to: I’m just not that into safety anymore Our most popular article this year! Why do you think that is? Rob's courage and honesty has certainly touched some nerves! I’m just not that into safety anymore I have spoken with a number of Managers over the past few months who have argued with me ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>


The Paradox of Helping

by Rob Sams on July 19, 2015

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Feeling pretty chuffed that Rob Sams asked me to share this: First published here: The Paradox of Helping I had the privilege of attending the Lifeline Brass Blokes Awards in my hometown of Newcastle last night. The Awards recognise the spirit of ‘blokes’ who have been through adversity yet still find ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>


Another side to the story Another awesome article by Paul Nieuwoudt,  Author of one of my favourite articles:  Zero Harm and a Peasant in 16th Century Europe. Paul puts a positive spin on an age old issue and I think this may create a good deal of healthy debate and thinking. What reaction do you have when ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>